Oh my gosh!
I saw this video yesterday and was bawling by the end. It is so heartwarming and amazing!
In a nutshell (but you must watch the video!), at the Adventure Racing World Championships (read: d-i-f-f-i-c-u-l-t) in Ecuador, the Swedish team found themselves being followed by a sick, wounded, mangey, scrappy dog they had met in camp – and fed.
The dog kept up for the entire race! At one point, when sick and wounded now named Arthur was too tired to continue, the team gave up their food so that he could have their portions. This action, plus caring for Arthur, made them fall out of the running for a top seed.
Eventually, Arthur and his team crossed the finish line in 12th place!
But at the finish line, the team learned that the dog they had come to admire, would be exterminated if left in Ecuador – as was the custom.
So, one of the team members arranged to fly Arthur the 6500 miles back to Sweden.
And a very sick Arthur did arrive in Sweden… now you must watch the video to know the end!
STILLS I GRABBED FROM THE VIDEO…
Watch the video here! It is worth it! I cried in my coffee!!